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Gonna Try an "Only One" Quilt Project   General Discussion

Started Oct-17 by judyinohio; 2928 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-17

The older I get, the simpler I want my quilting work to be.

While poking around online I found something that looks downright simple and yet holds the potential to possibly be interesting.

After all, I've been making quilts since 1993 and so I've done the usual stuff; I've made a Rail Fence, a Log Cabin, a Mile-a-Minute and all of the other no-brainer things in the quilting world. Yet I still feel the urge to fondle fabric and shove it under the needle of Cecil Faye.

Have any of you heard of the "Only One" idea?  The pattern calls for "only one" fabric, and only one shape. The trick is finding the right fabric, a fabric with a huge spread-out design and I was very intimidated by that.

Then I went on eBay and found that the designer sells kits. I ordered a Christmas fabric kit with Santa driving his sleigh over a teal background with scattered snow-covered houses.

Hey, who can't use another Christmas-y themed couch quilt?  This is the fabric I will be chopping into triangles and scrambling into an "Only One" quilt someday. Wish me luck.

  • Edited October 17, 2021 7:38 pm  by  judyinohio
Mishii

From: Mishii

Oct-17

That sounds intriguing. Do let us know how it works out. 

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judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-17

You betcha.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-17

Is that kinda like "One Block Wonder" quilts?    Which is another name for  Kaleidoscope quilts?    I've seen the "one block" be a square, a pentagon, a hexagon .. but they were all  kaleidoscopes.   A long time back, they were also known as Stack-n-Whack quilts .... all  kaleidoscopes.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Oct-18

I'm anxious to watch the progress.  It look intimidating.  

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-18

I think it looks like the quilt can be kinda weird depending on the fabric you chose to use.

That's why I opted to go with her Christmas themed fabric "kit" telling myself that anything Christmas-y can't turn out to be too bizarre. It might turn out to be a waste of time and effort that I will not finish up into a quilt but the idea seemed intriguing. 

(I never did make a Stack-n-Whack because I never found a fabric that I wanted to use for that idea.)

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-18

I suppose that it could be a waste of money ... a teal-colored Christmas-themed fabric might make me shiver when I see it.  LOL

Cutting a bunch of triangles might stress my shoulders but DD could help with that.

Yeah, I might kick myself for thinking this will be interesting .....

  • Edited October 18, 2021 7:39 am  by  judyinohio

I made my Christmas tree skirt using the stack & whack method.  It turned out fine, though there wasn't enough black in the background to really make distinctive patterns.  Honestly my biggest complaint is the weird fabric scraps that were left over, they are still in my stash 20 years later.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Oct-18

Hmmmm ...... you have my permission to throw those weird scraps away. They need to get out of your sewing room unless they would be good stuffing for a pillow for Ranger.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Oct-18

You can cut hexies from the weird scraps!! LOL! 

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